Long Island launches ‘Summer Saturdays’ for monthly ticket holders

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NEW YORK – The Long Island Rail Road is launching its new "Summer Saturdays" program for monthly ticket holders on June 2. On 13 Saturdays this summer, from June 2 to August 25, monthly tickets will be honored system wide, to and from all 124 stations. Monthly pass holders will have the chance to bring along up to four additional companions aboard Long Island trains for only $1 per person, each way.

“Since coming aboard at the LIRR, I wanted to find a way to offer something to our loyal monthly customers – and we believe this program accomplishes that and shows our customers how much we appreciate them,” President Phil Eng says. “Beyond that, we’re excited to be a part of reducing the carbon footprint on Long Island by getting motorists out of their cars, while promoting the Long Island tourism industry, as rail travel across the island takes customers straight to the unique and magnificent local destinations that exist right here in our own backyard.”

The Summer Saturdays pilot is modeled on the existing Family Fare ticket, which runs year-round, and allows up to four children ages 5-11 to ride for $1 each when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. (Children younger than 5 already ride for free.) This new program extends this offer to adults as well, when traveling with a monthly customer whose ticket in effect becomes a system-wide pass on Summer Saturdays.

For more information, including exceptions, go to www.mta.info.
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